> In order to select an appropriate holiday I went off and started
> finalizing my con-calendar, which meant double-checking my figures for
> the orbital period of the planet and so on. In my research I ran into
> more information about the star that Dankar supposedly orbits. I
> already knew that terrestrial life wouldn't have had time to evolve
> there naturally - my conhistory is based on the Dankarans being
> transplanted from Earth by forces unknown - but transplanted Earth
> species would also have trouble even surviving in the system given the
> incredibly high UV being put out by the star.
Have you considered that the measurement might be inadequate? ;) If the forces can transport a group of humans, they can probably confuse our data as well so that we don't accidentally get into contact with the humans in the future and spoil the experiment.
Also: I think you forgot the Bellisarios Maxim: Don't examine this too closely. ;)
> So I had to either create another dodge for that (shielding system put
> in place by the transplanters? but why would they pick a place so
> inhospitable to the transplantees?) or ..
Maybe other possible places are occupied with other `experiments' and they are running out of space ;)
Sanja'xen mi'lanja'kynha ,mi'la'ohix jilih, nka.